Archive for July, 2009
I am in the mood for some healthy, nutrient packed cool summer treats this week. Frozen desserts need not be loaded with sugar content and calories if we care to make creative variations to its original recipe. This healthy fun popsicles recipe using the Champion Juicer is so easy and you can even involve your young children. Instill in them an awareness for healthy eating habits since young so that it becomes their way of life.
Champion Juicer’s Healthy Fun Popsicles (suitable for the lactose intolerant)
3.5 oz (100g) Strawberries
3.5 oz (100g) ripe Bananas, peeled
2.5 cups Kefir milk or yogurt
1/3 cup raw organic honey
1 cup warm water
Melt the raw organic honey in the warm water and let it cool down before you blend in the Kefir milk. Separate Kefir mixtures into 2 equal portions. Use Champion Juicer blank to homogenize the strawberries and bananas separately. Rinse juicer parts by running cool water through the feeding chamber of Champion Juicer while it is operating.
In separate mixing bowls, add homogenized strawberries and bananas to each portion of Kefir mixture and blend well. Pour fruit mixtures into popsicle moulds of your choice and freeze till solid.
Be creative to form these Champion Juicer’s Healthy Fun Popsicles into different shapes and sizes. It makes an ideal summer afternoon snacks or even an interesting finger dessert during your child’s birthday party.
I could not imagine what I would miss out in life without the Champion Juicer. After the Lemon Kefir Ice Cream, I experimented with an old fashioned Vanilla flavored Ice Cream which I think it’s nice. To it, I added banana to give a unique fragrance and creamy texture.
Banana is one of the most nutritious energy generating fruits on planet earth. It contains fiber, rich in potassium and high level of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins A, C, a full range of the B vitamins, Calcium, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Niacin, Magnesium, traces of Iron, Zinc and Folic Acid are all found in varying amounts in one banana.
Again, I took out the regular milk and replaced it with the all time good and healthy Kefir milk and cream. You may use yogurt if you are not able to get kefir milk. You, the lactose intolerant, are going to love me for this recipe.
Champion Juicer’s Banana Kefir Ice Cream
1 quart (1 liter) Kefir milk or yogurt
2 cups Kefir cream
1/4 cups raw organic honey
2 teaspoons Vanilla
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 ripe bananas, peeled
Homogenize the bananas with Champion Juicer. Whisk all ingredients to form a smooth mixture. Pour mixture into a freezing tray and freeze for 2 hours. Use a fork to scrape the mixture. Repeat this every 2 hours for a couple of times.
Leave the mixture to freeze till fully solid. Slice the solid into long strips. Feed through the Champion Juicer’s feeding chamber. Use Champion Juicer homogenize blank the same way you would for the sorbet.
Serve immediately or store in freezer container. This Champion Juicer ice cream recipe yields approximately 2 quarts of delicious ice cream.
Indulge yourself this summer with the joy of ice cream and goodness of Kefir.
What’s next ? Fun popsicles perhaps.
I do not know about you, being an advocate for healthy food, the thought of consuming a generous scoop of ice cream would overwhelm me with guilt. The plain truth is, I love ice cream !! The high sugar and diary content in the ice cream would make me frown but the sensation of having the smooth ice cream melt in the mouth is phenomenal. To some of you ice cream lovers who are unfortunately lactose intolerant, this presents itself to be a real pain in the neck.
I have an excellent news for you !! Champion juicer makes healthy ice cream ! That’s right, a healthy one, even for the lactose intolerant.
Kefir is a fermented milk product rich in its probiotics properties. It is a rich source of enzymes, vitamins B2, B12, A, D, K, essential minerals, proteins, lactic acid, folic acid, biotin and Tryptophan. Daily consumption of Kefir is beneficial to our digestive system and it helps to boost our immune system. Hence the replacement of regular milk with Kefir in this ice cream recipe will not only eliminate the allergic factors from the lactose intolerant but it also makes the nutrients in this Kefir Ice Cream easily assimilated.
Champion Juicer’s Lemon Kefir Ice Cream
2 1/2 cups kefir milk (or plain yogurt)
1/3 cup lemon juice (juice the lemon without the seeds, skin and pith)
- 2 tablespoon Lemon zest
- 1/2 cup thickened cream
- 2/3 cup honey (adjust the amount according to taste)
Juice the lemon segments with Champion Juicer to obtain 1/3 cup of lemon juice. Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until well blended.
Freeze the mixture till solid. Cut the frozen mixture into long strips to push through the feeding chamber of Champion Juicer. Use Champion Juicer homogenized blank for this process. Serve immediately or store the Lemon Kefir Ice Cream in an air tight container and keep in the freezer.
Makes approximately 1 quart (1 liter).
To get a smoother and creamier Lemon Kefir Ice Cream, see this golden tips.
Come back for more healthy ice cream recipes, frozen guiltless desserts and other cool summer treats for your indulgence.
When the summer heat becomes unbearable and you need an instant cool treat, you are going to love what Champion Juicer can do for you. Let me show you what I mean with this super easy instant fruit sherbet.
Champion Juicer’s Instant Tutti-Frutti Sherbet
Clean and cut any type of fresh fruits into longitudinal strips to fit the feeder chamber of Champion juicer. Freeze the fruit till solid before running them through the Champion Juicer. Use the Champion Juicer blank to homogenize the frozen pieces of fruits.
Be creative to prepare instant Sherbet of different varieties of fruits.
Instead of adding sweetener or sugar to the homogenized mixture, feed dried fruits or frozen banana through the Champion Juicer for added sweetness and a creamy smooth texture. Alternate tart fruits with sweet fruits when you homogenize the frozen pieces.
Serve immediately or return mixture back to the freezer in a sealed container.
You may homogenize the fresh fruits with Champion Juicer first, then freeze mixture in freezing trays till solid. Slice the frozen mixture into narrow strips to be homogenized with Champion Juicer. Serve at once. This alternative allows you to determine if the fruits mixture need a sweetener, so that it can be added before the freezing of the fruits.
Frozen sherbet mixtures may be stored in freezer bags or sealed container for future use. This is a good way to utilize the abundance of fruits in season.
One golden tip: To get a thicker and creamier Sherbets, chill the juicer body, cutter, blank and bowl before homogenizing the frozen fruits. This is easily done by placing the Champion Juicer parts in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before assembling.
Caution: Please do not place parts in freezer to chill.
Enjoy your healthy cool summer treat….
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